When a movie or TV show becomes successful in Hollywood, it can go one of two ways: either it will get 17,000 sequels and spinoffs until the franchise is unrecognizable, or it will be left in peace for a decade or two before getting the reboot treatment. While the recycling of ideas is a little uninspired (it’s not exactly like Hollywood has maxed out on telling every possible story), there are some old hits that we’re genuinely excited to see in their new 2020 glory. Which are those, you may ask?
For starters, we have The Twilight Zone and Perry Mason, two beloved long-running series that look very different in 2020, thanks to Jordan Peele and HBO’s modernist treatment, respectively. Then there’s The Babysitter’s Club, which will soon be a 10-episode series on Netflix starring our favorite young babysitters.
Another nostalgic fave? High Fidelity on Hulu, whose remake has some especially exciting details. While the 2000 film starring John Cusack as music-obsessed record store employee Rob, the 2020 TV reboot has Zoë Kravitz taking the lead. (Fun fact: Her mother, Lisa Bonet, was in the original.) This key casting shift is an opportunity to put a fresh spin on the idea of a pop-culture obsessive who struggles romantically, and while we’ll always have a soft spot for Cusack, Kravitz is the perfect pick to bring this trope into the 21st century.
Other reboots planned for 2020 include Little Shop of Horrors, Home Alone, Blade, and more — and we hope that each one will be as thoughtful and unique as High Fidelity. After all, we’re not really interested in seeing the same story decades later if we have nothing to add to the story. In that case, we might as well have left perfection alone.
Here are all the 2020 TV and movie reboots planned — so far.